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Debt Obligations

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Debt Obligations
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2011
Debt Obligations [Abstract]  
DEBT OBLIGATIONS
 
6.   DEBT OBLIGATIONS:
 
Credit Facility
 
Quanta’s credit agreement with various lenders in effect as of June 30, 2011 provides for a $475.0 million senior secured revolving credit facility maturing on September 19, 2012. Subject to the conditions specified in the credit facility, borrowings under the credit facility are to be used for working capital, capital expenditures and other general corporate purposes. The entire unused portion of the credit facility is available for the issuance of letters of credit.
 
As of June 30, 2011, Quanta had approximately $187.5 million of letters of credit issued under the credit facility and no outstanding revolving loans. The remaining $287.5 million was available for revolving loans or issuing new letters of credit. Amounts borrowed under the credit facility bear interest, at Quanta’s option, at a rate equal to either (a) the Eurodollar Rate (as defined in the credit facility) plus 0.875% to 1.75%, as determined by the ratio of Quanta’s total funded debt to consolidated EBITDA (as defined in the credit facility), or (b) the base rate (as described below) plus 0.00% to 0.75%, as determined by the ratio of Quanta’s total funded debt to consolidated EBITDA. Letters of credit issued under the credit facility are subject to a letter of credit fee of 0.875% to 1.75%, based on the ratio of Quanta’s total funded debt to consolidated EBITDA. Quanta is also subject to a commitment fee of 0.15% to 0.35%, based on the ratio of its total funded debt to consolidated EBITDA, on any unused availability under the credit facility. The base rate equals the higher of (i) the Federal Funds Rate (as defined in the credit facility) plus 1/2 of 1% or (ii) the bank’s prime rate.
 
The credit facility contains certain covenants, including covenants with respect to maximum funded debt to consolidated EBITDA, maximum senior debt to consolidated EBITDA and minimum interest coverage, in each case as specified in the credit facility. For purposes of calculating the maximum funded debt to consolidated EBITDA ratio and the maximum senior debt to consolidated EBITDA ratio, Quanta’s maximum funded debt and maximum senior debt are reduced by all cash and cash equivalents (as defined in the credit facility) held by Quanta in excess of $25.0 million. The credit facility limits certain acquisitions, mergers and consolidations, capital expenditures, asset sales and prepayments of indebtedness and, subject to certain exceptions, prohibits liens on material assets. The credit facility also limits the payment of dividends and stock repurchase programs in any fiscal year, except those payments or other distributions payable solely in capital stock. The credit facility provides for customary events of default and carries cross-default provisions with Quanta’s continuing indemnity and security agreement with its sureties and all of its other debt instruments exceeding $15.0 million in borrowings. If an event of default (as defined in the credit facility) occurs and is continuing, on the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the credit facility, amounts outstanding under the credit facility may be accelerated and may become or be declared immediately due and payable. As of June 30, 2011, Quanta was in compliance with all of the covenants in the credit facility.
 
The credit facility is secured by a pledge of all of the capital stock of certain of Quanta’s subsidiaries and substantially all of Quanta’s assets. Quanta’s U.S. subsidiaries also guarantee the repayment of all amounts due under the credit facility.
 
Periodically, Quanta may issue letters of credit under arrangements other than the credit facility which require that cash collateral also be provided. These letters of credit are generally issued in connection with operations in foreign jurisdictions. As of June 30, 2011, Quanta had approximately $7.4 million in letters of credit outstanding under cash collateralized letter of credit arrangements in addition to the amounts outstanding under the credit facility.
 
On August 2, 2011, Quanta increased, extended and amended its credit facility by entering into a $700.0 million senior secured revolving credit facility that matures August 2, 2016. See Note 11 for further information regarding Quanta’s amended and restated credit agreement.
 
3.75% Convertible Subordinated Notes
 
As of June 30, 2011 and December 31, 2010, none of Quanta’s 3.75% Notes were outstanding. The 3.75% Notes were originally issued in April 2006 for an aggregate principal amount of $143.8 million and required semi-annual interest payments on April 30 and October 30 until maturity. On May 14, 2010, Quanta redeemed all of the $143.8 million aggregate principal amount outstanding of the 3.75% Notes at a redemption price of 101.607% of the principal amount of the notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest to, but not including, the date of redemption. Therefore, the 3.75% Notes were outstanding for a portion of the three and six months ended June 30, 2010.